Requirements for the Event Espresso plugin for WordPress. Our ticketing software performs very well under a Linux web server running Apache or Nginx.

Event Espresso 3 Event Espresso 4
PHP 5.3+ 5.4+
MySQL 5.0+ 5.0+
WordPress 3.9.1+ 4.1+


Event Espresso 4 supports PHP 7!

Required Modules and Server Configurations:

  • The mod_rewrite module for Apache servers (if using pretty permalinks)
  • An SSL certificate (if using an on-site payment method)
  • PHP cURL module (most payment methods require this)
  • fsockopen support (some payment methods require this)

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Not sure if your WordPress site will run Event Espresso?

We have a plugin that will help your test your site to see to if it is compatible with Event Espresso: [download id=”1″ format=”1″]

First, download the plugin above to your computer. Next, login to your WordPress dashboard and go to Plugins –> Add New –> Upload. Then browse to the plugin on your computer and select it. Then begin the upload process. After that has completed, click on Activate.

Windows-based servers are not supported.
We recommend using an Apache or Nginx server or using a recommended web host.

Event Espresso (as well as several other plugins) will not function properly when used on the following hosting providers: GoDaddy, Yahoo, Crazy Domains (Australia).

Note: Please be careful when using products sold from ThemeForest and CodeCanyon. We do not guarantee compatibility with third-party themes and plugins.

What if I don’t have (or don’t want) a WordPress website?

If you want to organize your event fast without the hassle of managing a server, plugins and security then build your event website on our event cloud Event Smart – free online event registration and ticketing management.

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